Leapdragon 2016 - Aron Hsiao Was Here

Curses.  §

I’m getting bored reading about the election—in the mainstream press, in the niche political press, and on political blogs. Especially on political blogs.

For all the flak the press gets, the mainstream big-brand press basically understands what happens and articuates it correctly. Everyone else is off in la-la land. Sixty million racists and sexists. International conspiracies involving the FBI and NSA to hack the election. Blah, blah, blah.

Some people are trying to make these explanations stick while using the same numbers that the mainstream press are using to tell the actual story. They look like idiots.

On both sides of the aisle, they all look like idiots. And Clinton and Trump come out of this clearly looking like idiots as well.

Basically, Americans just aren’t terribly high-quality people any longer. Their educations, when they have them, appear to be crap. They weren’t listening in class. Or maybe grade inflation is finally being reflected across the political system, both in candidates and in voters. And those that don’t have educations are overcredulous and incredibly self-focused. Everyone has seen too many movies. Their entire brain is a repository for a variety of vapid blockbuster flim plots, and meanwhile, they just plain can’t math and can’t fact.

The whole thing is just plain dismal.

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Which brings me to fall.

The older I get and the more I reflect on life, the public, the system, my own path, and the seconds that pass, the more I understand why the “wise elders” in any milieu always seem to detach and turn away from social life and toward the natural.

The leaves, in all their windswept, fractalic beauty, are not idiots. They are forceful, elemental, real as of course is the wind itself.

Time passes. Seasons change. Life changes.

Truth.

Yes, there is truth. Objective truth. I have come down on that side of things. Just because the idiot plebes can’t reach it and the idiot elites can’t grok it doesn’t particularly undermine it in any way.

It doesn’t empathize with us, nor does it laugh at us. It just goes on its way, no matter what the humans do, no matter what happens in the world or what forces are applied. That’s how you know it’s truth.